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40 fabulous last-minute stocking stuffers

Still scrambling for stocking stuffers that'll knock their socks off? Step up to the challenge with Globe Style's guide to the best present ideas for the time-impaired

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FOR THE WANNABE SWABBIE: Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of, well, you know. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, $29 for 750 ml at liquor stores across Canada.

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FOR THE SMOOTHIE: This après-shave toner contains macadamia-nut oil (which moisturizes) and bergamot (which soothes inflammation and smells amazing). Imperial Barber Bergamot After-Shave, $10 at retailers across Canada (visit www.imperialbarberproducts.com for locations).

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FOR THE DIGITAL-LIT NUT: Kobo’s smallest e-readers to date, the new Minis nonetheless hold up to 1,000 titles each. Cover them in the corresponding SnapBack skins (available in shades both vibrant and subdued). Kobo Mini eReader, $79.99, Kobo Mini SnapBack covers, $19.99 each at Indigo and Chapters. (www.chapters.indigo.ca).

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FOR THE SLEEPYHEAD: You know what they say about the early bird. Avian alarm clock, $55 at 77 Yorkville in Toronto (www.pinktartan.com).

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FOR THE GOLD DIGGER: Guaranteed to elicit a happy chain reaction. Birks Muse Collection 18-karat rose-gold rectangular pendant on 18-inch chain, $1,695 at Birks (www.birks.com).

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FOR THE MODERN-DAY DANDY: Help him channel his inner Fred Astaire. Dion velvet bowties, $75 each at Harry Rosen (www.harryrosen.com).

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FOR THE SHUTTERBUG: Fuji’s ultra-stylish X-E1 digital camera shoots well in low light conditions, making it perfect for documenting those holiday-season soirees. Fuji X-E1SRP, $500 at camera stores across Canada (visit www.fujifilm.ca for locations).

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FOR THE PAMPERED POOCH: Even Fido deserves some Christmas cheer. Good Karma rope dog toy, $16 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com).

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FOR THE JUNIOR CAR BUFF: Baby will be totally on board (vroom vroom). Knit automobile by Anne-Claire Petit, $55 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com).

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FOR THE CAN AVERSE: Unbottling a cold one, be it cola or a craft brew, has never been so much fun. Alessi’s Diabolix bottle openers, $19 each at EQ3 (www.eq3.com).

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Antler bottle opener, $14.50 at Indigo (www.chapters.indigo.ca).

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FOR JAVA LOVERS: Balzac espresso, $15 for an 8-ounce tin at Indigo (www.chapters.indigo.ca).

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Imug ceramic mug, $28 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com).

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FOR HIGH (END) FLIERS: Give the gift of designer scent at 32,000 feet. STELLA The Print Collection travel spray, $52 at department stores across Canada.

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Hermès Padlock Travel Perfume, $100 at Hermès (www.hermes.com).

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FOR THE SURREALIST: This befuddling spectacle will provide your far-sighted Dada with a bigger picture? Absurd but true. Margiela magnifying glass, $65 at The Bay (www.thebay.com).

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FOR THE MILDLY DIRTY: Enriched with olive leaf and flaxseed extracts, vitamin E and aloe vera, Le Labo’s citrus-based body wash is a refreshing way to start the day. Neroli 36 shower gel, $50 for 8 fluid ounces at 6 By Gee Beauty in Toronto (www.6bygeebeauty.com).

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FOR THE TRULY DIRTY: Handmade with all-natural ingredients, Jane Inc.’s vitamin-C-rich Detox bath cubes are ideal for post-holiday repair. Jane Detox cube, $12 at Drake General Store in Toronto (www.drakegeneralstore.ca).

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FOR THE DISCERNING NOSE: Hand-poured in a Marseilles workshop, Mad et Len’s scented vegetal-wax bougies come in hand-hammered wrought-steel pots and a variety of fragrances. Figue Noire candle, $85 at Gravity Pope (www.gravitypope.com).

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FOR A HAPPIER CAMPER: On mountain hikes or urban treks, this 8-ounce retro-industrial drink vessel will keep recipients well hydrated (or not). Stanley Classic Flask, $25 at BYOB Cocktail Emporium in Toronto (www.byobto.com) or through www.amazon.ca.

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FOR THE GADGET GEEK: Turn that tech nerd into a tough guy with military precision. Camo-pattern tablet case, $29.95 at Gap (www.gapcanada.com).

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FOR THE STUDENT OF MALE/FEMALE RELATIONS: The title says it all. Sh*t Girls Say by Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard, $17.95 at Urban Outfitters (www.urbanoutfitters.com) and Indigo (www.chapters.indigo.ca).

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FOR THE BEAUTY MAVEN: Who says she can’t be glam on the go? M.A.C All for Glamour touch-up kit, $39.50 at M.A.C counters across Canada (visit www.maccosmetics.ca for locations).

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FOR THE JAM FAN: Forget grape jelly: These compotes by Wildly Delicious more than live up to their label. Cranberry/port/pecan and apple/rum compotes, $12.50 per 10-ounce jar at Indigo (www.chapters.indigo.ca).

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FOR THE CRAFTY CANUCK: It cuts, it clips and it conjures the Great White North. HBC utility knife, $75 at The Bay (www.thebay.com).

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FOR THE MOUTHY SORT: Enriched with pomegranate extract, this chapped-lip soother delivers both antioxidants and a hit of colour. Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate, $16 at Sephora (www.sephora.com).

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FOR THE KNOTTY FELLA: This Christmas, show him the ropes. Brooks Brothers sterling-silver knot cufflinks, $260 at Brooks Brothers (www.brooksbrothers.com).

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FOR THE SLICK AT HEART: Nothing completes a holiday look like a shiny metallic mani. Revlon nail enamels in, from left to right, Affair, Silver Dollar and Pure Pearl, $5.95 each at drugstores and mass retailers across Canada.

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FOR THE GALLOPING GOURMET: Containing a range of herbs and spices, this imported artisanal olive oil is a first-class dressing in a single little bottle. Ursini Olio alle Erbette Mediterranee, $22 for 100 ml at fine-food stores across Canada (visitwww.luganofinefoods.ca for retailers).

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FOR THE (STUFFED) ANIMAL LOVER: No kid – young or old – could resist this ultra-cute critter. Fox with hat, $38 at Drake General Store (www.drakegeneralstore.ca).

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FOR THE SURFER DUDE (ACTUAL AND NOT): If life’s a beach, he’ll need special soap. Saturdays Surf Pacific and Atlantic Beach Soap, $10 each at The Bay (www.thebay.com).

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FOR THE SOUND HOUND: As mighty as it is bright, Jawbone’s flaming-red JAMBOX wireless speaker (which also comes in black, blue or grey) proves that adage about small packages. Jawbone JAMBOX Smartspeaker, $199 at The Bay (www.thebay.com).

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FOR THE TIGHTLY COILED: A classic way to unwind. The Original Slinky (Collector’s Edition), $7.95 at Lee Valley Tools (www.leevalley.com).

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FOR THE HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST: Designer Kate Spade’s jewel-toned coasters are almost too pretty to cover up with tumblers. Kate Spade jewel coasters, $20 for a pack of six at Kate Spade in Toronto (www.katespade.com).

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FOR THE PENCIL PUSHER: Make spelling errors much less vexing with a nutty purple eraser. Jonathan Adler squirrel eraser, $10 at The Bay (www.thebay.com).

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FOR THE BAGGAGE CARRIER: No, not psychological baggage, but those good-looking suitcases requiring luggage tags to match. Lanvin rubber luggage tags, $68 for two at The Room (www.thebay.com).

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FOR THE COLD-PRONE KID: Ensure tots and teens stay warm and toasty with an array of cozy accessories. Knit “Brrrrr” tuque, $62 at Club Monaco (www.clubmonaco.com).

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Fox socks, $9.95 at Gap (www.gapcanada.ca).

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Cashmere kid’s hat, $120 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com).

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FERRAN ADRIÀS: Everyday hors d’oeuvre become tiny architectural wonders with these silicone timbale moulds designed by Mario Trimarchi. Il Tempo della Festa food moulds by Alessi, $60 for a set of six at retailers across Canada (visit www.alessi.com for locations).

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